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The Surfer's Journal Oct 18
Ari Browne, finless tube-stall. Photograph by Tom Hawkins.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 17
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 16
A glimpse of the new issue, set to "rhumba." Hit the link in bio to subscribe and get the full reports on Torren Martyn's twin-fin handiwork, Steve Bissell technicolor grabs of 1970s Panama, and Ben Grillo's fine-line surf and chicano-inspired tattoos.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 15
"These days I try to go where other photographers and surfers do not, targeting the remote farms and ranches along the coast," says photographer Logan Murray. "I usually cross fences at gates, as the top wires on the fences are either barbed wire, or electrified, or both."
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 13
Candy-colored sled show. Photograph by Simon Williams. Completely re-imagined for 2019, our Master Image Collection offers the highest quality wall-hangers available. Hit the link below to order yours today.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 12
“Specialization,” said writer Robert Heinlein, “is for insects.” Versatility, on the other hand, is all but a requirement at the elite level of modern surfing. 1 foot to 40, carves to airs, heat to free, warm to cold. John John Florence, West Australia. Photograph by Ryan Miller.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 11
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 10
Mike Tabeling and his various craft, circa 1980. “We were going to the Bahamas regularly at the time,” Mike said. “My surfboard factory was near the airport. I learned to fly on my lunch hours.” Photo by Steve Casanova.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 9
In TSJ 28.5, writer Beau Flemister takes stock of the North Shore’s culture of youthful challenging that pushes the limits in heavy water. Hit the link to read an excerpt of “You Won’t Go,” and pick up your copy of the new issue for the whole story.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 8
Stephanie Gilmore, Greenmount, April 2012. Surfboard: 6-foot, diamond-tail, channel-bottom single-fin, shaped by Dave Parmenter. From Andrew Kidman's film Spirit of Akasha.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 6
Tennis hustles. Airline ticket forgery. Underground cities in the Middle East. Hit the link in bio to get the new issue and read "Down From the Spin Ghar Mountains," where Nat Young recalls his time spent traveling with Miki Dora.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 4
A groomed Spring pulse for the local Choyeros. Photograph by Mark Kronemeyer.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 3
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 2
Selected looks from the 28.5’s “Records of the Isthmus.” Hit the link to get your copy of the new issue for more of Steve Bissell’s Panamanian photography, and to read Kimball Taylor’s profile of Bissell’s extrasensory life and work in the Canal Zone.
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The Surfer's Journal Oct 1
Robin Kegel eyeballing a glass-on placement in Bidart, France. Photograph by Thomas Campbell.
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The Surfer's Journal Sep 29
An observant student can learn volumes watching a master hunter select, track, and kill a quarry. Mike Stewart, Pipeline. Photo by Ryan Craig. For a full collection of work from 14 of today’s best surf shooters, hit the link to get your copy of TSJ 28.5.
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The Surfer's Journal Sep 28
The obvious approach while working with surfers who double as acrobats is capturing them in the air. That said, the surest way to check a surfer's bona fides is with a look at their bottom turn. Craig Anderson, solid control in the face of severe load-up. Photo by Nate Lawrence.
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The Surfer's Journal Sep 27
David Nuuhiwa, Southside Huntington Pier, 1966. Home to the hottest goofyfoots on the California coast, even they paused to view the master. Photograph by Richard Graham.
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The Surfer's Journal Sep 25
Hit the link to get the new TSJ and explore culture points ranging from the North Shore’s “you won’t go” rite of passage, to the scams and scandals of Nat Young and Miki Dora, to twin-fin artist Torren Martyn. All that, and more, in between the flaps.
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The Surfer's Journal Sep 24
"Nazaré isn't just some blood-engorged big-wave anomaly," says photographer Javier Muñoz. "There are times when the town's beach is reason alone for attention."
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